RAVS is excited to be welcoming in the 2023 season with a range of clinic opportunities for students and professional volunteers!
THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FOR 2023 CLINICS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
- November 7, 2022: Initial 2023 Clinic Schedule posted
- November 9, 2022: Applications accepted for all volunteers (student and professional)
- December 2, 2022: Deadline for veterinary student and veterinary technician student applications
- Professional & Support Volunteers: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants, and other non-student volunteers are encouraged to apply at any time after the schedule has been posted. Applications will be accepted until all rosters and waitlists have been filled.
Applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Please check back regularly for schedule updates and new opportunities.
Each teaching clinics posted this year will be a single week-long clinic opportunity. Participation in two consecutive clinic weeks is an excellent opportunity for students to maximize learning and skill development and volunteers are highly encouraged to apply for a two-week experience whenever possible. Depending on applications and community logistics, students may be accepted for just one or both of their requested clinics.
Thank you for your continued support of the RAVS program and we look forward to seeing you in the field!
Surgery / Medicine Teaching Clinics
Field surgery and medicine teaching clinics with opportunities for volunteers of all experience levels.
Trip status (open/full/waitlist) refers to veterinary student opportunities. Professional and support volunteers are encouraged to apply at any time. Please indicate all potential available dates and RAVS staff will reach out to discuss available opportunities.
All week-long surgery clinics offer RACE approved continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
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Additional opportunities are likely to be added throughout the year as local logistics allow. Please check back here and visit our Facebook page for updates on clinic scheduling and additional volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Selection:Assignments are NOT made on a first-come basis. All volunteers will be subject to a selection process based on year in school, prior experience and organizational need. Selection will be designed to provide a balance of experience and skill levels. New volunteers are encouraged to apply! Note that mid-summer clinics (June-Aug) have a much higher application rate. If you are available to participate in a winter, spring or fall clinic, these trips generally allow a greater chance of acceptance.
HSVMA Student Membership: All student volunteers will automatically receive a complimentary HSVMA student membership. For information on member benefits and services visit www.hsvma.org